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William and Harry: Behind the Palace Walls Hardcover – November 9, 2010
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Throughout this book one gets a feel of two young men who don't feel comfortable with the roles that birth thrust upon them. On one hand they accept who they are, but then their mother rejected the royal family and in a way they reject who they are, possibly in loyalty to her, but these issues are never really dealt with in any significant way in the book. They act out all over the place in some parts, getting drunk, and living lives of excess in general.
Harry is more of an enigma than older brother William, especially when on one hand he is devoted to charity work, yet on the other intent on serving on the front lines of the war in Afghanistan, allegedly so he can be treated the same as the other men in the service. He seems to have a powerful need to put himself in great danger, and that issue was never dealt with.
The issue of whether he is really the son of Charles or of someone Diana had an affair with is just basically passed over and pooh-poohed, although I think there may be a connection between that and his acting out.
The incident where Harry goes to a party dressed like a Nazi is hilarious, yet it wasn't meant to be. One must wonder how a prince of England, having gone to the best of schools, would not know what a swatiska was.
The only person in this book that felt like more than a cardboard character to me was Kate Middleton, and there was far too little about her.
All in all a good book if you want facts, but not much if you really want to understand the two princes.
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It's a clear view of the rich and privileged in our crazy world.Published 11 months ago by Glen Emery
More than anyone would ever want to know about where William and Harry drank, what they drank, who they partied with etc, etc,. Very little of interest or substance.Published 15 months ago by Eliza Wold
Keeping in mind that no one book could fill the pages of the escapades and life accounts of these fascinating princes, William and Harry presents a basic introduction into their... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Lorraine
for years I have been fascinated by the royal family. this book was a very interesting read and the first, one I have read about the prince's. Read morePublished on February 22, 2014 by mrsc